A cultural exchange programme “Eumind” is offered to students of Std. 9 and Std. 11.
Eumind creates and supervises virtual exchange projects in which Indian and European students work together on real-life issues such as sustainability, human rights and arts & culture. We believe that the world of tomorrow needs global citizens that can communicate and work together across borders that are socially responsible and aware of their responsibilities towards our planet. As such, our central aim is to connect as many students from India and Europe as possible in order for them to learn from each other’s strengths.
The beauty of the world lies in
the diversity of its people.
As part of the Eumind (Europe Meets India) exchange programme, 32 students and two teachers from Pius X College, Netherlands visited Mumbai between 26th October and 3rd November, 2017.
The Dutch students were given a glimpse of school life at Jamnabai Narsee as they participated in traditional sports activities, science experiments, and a fashion workshop where they were required to style garments from sustainable materials. They attended a Sociology class on cultural diversity and religious syncretism and a Psychology class on dream analysis and interpretation. In addition, the Dutch students engaged children of grades three and four by playing traditional Dutch games while introducing them to different aspects of Dutch culture.
The programme afforded our guests to discover the beauty of Mumbai. A heritage walking tour through the Fort area, visits to Mani Bhavan and Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum gave them an opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of the city. A trek at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park enhanced their experience as they explored the beauty of nature.
One of the highlights of the programme was the visit to the Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which provides quality education to less fortunate children. Both the Dutch and Indian students interacted warmly with the children while teaching them the basics of power point presentation.
A cultural evening, hosted by our school, for host families and the Dutch guests, provided an opportunity for the students to display their talent while expressing the beauty of both the cultures.
The exchange programme has paved the way for our students to become conscientious global citizens so as to make a difference in the society at large.